Loyola women’s hoops falls to Southern Miss in exhibition

Sat, 12/15/2012

(Hattiesburg, Miss.) The Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team fell 79-63 Saturday evening to the University of Southern Mississippi in an exhibition contest for the Wolf Pack at Reed Green Coliseum.

Megen Berner had a stellar performance and converted every shot attempt taken against the Golden Eagles. The senior from Ponchatoula led the Wolf Pack with 25 points, shooting 9 of 9 from the field and a perfect 5 of 5 from the charity stripe. She also converted both three point attempts on the evening. Janeicia Neely had 11 points and Rebekah Greer added 10. Greer had a team high eight rebounds to round out the leaders for the Pack (3-7).

For Southern Miss (5-4), Tanecka Carey led all scorers with 27 points on 11 for 14 shooting from the field and 5 of 7 from behind the arc. Jamierra Faulkner had a triple double 16 points, 10 assists and 10 steals. Ance Celmina contributed 15 points and Jerontay Clemons grabbed a game high 12 rebounds for the Golden Eagles.

USM generated 39 points off of turnovers and 50 points in the paint compared to Loyola’s 21 off takeaways and 26 inside. Southern Miss enjoyed a 48.6% to 38.9% advantage in field goal percentage and 55.6% to 26.3% margin in three point shooting. Loyola had 32 turnovers in the contest.

The Pack will return to action on December 31st against Bethel University with start time in The Den slated for 2 p.m.

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